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To all who did receive him, to those who believed 
in his name, he gave the right to become 
children of God. - John 1:12 (NIV)

My parents took me into their home when I was three months old. After that, every detail of their lives was scrutinized before they could adopt me. In court, their friends testified as character references. Social workers made many unannounced visits to see what kind of care I was receiving....

Today's Prayer
Heavenly Father, thank you for giving us your son so that we can be adopted into your family. Help us to show our love to you by following you in faith, word, and deed. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Romans 8:12-17

Thought for the Day

Every person is special to God.

Prayer Focus

Children waiting to be adopted

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While several strategies for reopening the world are being discussed, I encourage you—the people of God everywhere—to allow this season to be a formative one during which you can make new discoveries about God and increase your faith. Use this time to embark on a life of prayer, a life of study, and a life of action—involvement in the community.” 

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